What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

Many possible causes. If the double vision is in just the operated eye, then the cornea or implant has a problem. If the double vision occurs only with both eyes open, then there is a misalignment issue. Your ophthalmologist should be able to sort this out.
Usually. Astigmatism or irregular corneal surface. If a retro bulbar infection for anesthesia is done this may cause some short term diplopia.

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Can anyone tell me what causes double vision 2 weeks after cataract surgery?

Depends. Is the double vision only in the operated eye? ( when other eye is closed?) as long as the iol was properly inserted , cause could be as simple as refractive error and corrected with glasses. Ask your operating surgeon at your next visit. Read more...
Several things. Occasionally if a retrobulbar block was the anesthesia used during the surgery you can have double vision, which usually but not always resolves. This is very uncommon, as is double vision related to a displaced lens implant.. More commonly it is a refractive issue, corrected with glasses, or it could be an underlying medical issue unrelated to the surgery. See your surgeon. Read more...
Double vision. Double vision after cataract surgery can be due to: imbalance of refraction (glasses rx) or eye muscles between eyes; uncovering of misalignment of eyes from youth/birth; if injection used before surgery, can rarely be from eye muscle damage. New eye glasses Rx helps in most cases depending on cause & severity. Majority resolve in >1mo. See eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. Read more...

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double? It is important to figure out what double really means.... Two of each item out of one eye? Both eyes? Blurred? Ghosting? Out of focus? Need a good refraction, corneal topography and macular oct to confirm normal structures. Many time surface irregularities (abmd) can be a source! Read more...
Double vision. Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. Read more...
Other causes. In addition to the excellent answer you may have started or stopped other systemic meds that could be symptomatic if you are one of those rare people. The cataracts with blurred vision may have masked underlying double vision from non eye related disease. See your primary to insure nothing else including thyroid is present. Read more...

How effective is a patient's vision after cataract surgery?

Excellent. Assuming there is no other eye disease and the surgery goes well without complications, your vision should be close to 20/20. Read more...
Depends! Depends on any pre-existing conditions, surgical complications, if the eye is healed, and the accuracy of the lens implant power placed in the eye. If the eye is healthy and the surgery went well, most likely you should be able to see 20/20 with correction and quite often without correction. You may only need glasses for distance, near, both, or not at all. Read more...

Blurry vision after cataract surgery, what to do?

Blurry cataract. See your surgeon. It could be postoperative swelling in the back of the eye, cells growing over the capsular membrane behind your new lens, glasses that are wrong, or other unrelated things like dry eyes, etc. Read more...
See surgeon. The vision usually starts out blurry and takes 1-2 weeks of daily improvement to clear. If there is coexisting eye problems or a complication of surgery, this can take longer. There is often also a need for glasses after surgery, and before obtaining glasses some people have blurry vision. If none of these scenarios describe your situation, follow up with your surgeon. Read more...

How exactly will your vision be after cataract surgery?

Vision & Catarac. Vision usually decreases with cataract formation; Depending on pre-operative risk factors (ie, hypertension, diabetes, pseudoexfoliation, trauma, etc) the vast majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision after cataract surgery (low risk factor patients). Most patients say colors are brighter after VA much better. More info at: eyedoc2020 blogspot com. Read more...

What can I do about filmy vision 2yrs after cataract surgery?

Get examined. See your eye doctor. It might be something simple like a refraction (need for new glasses or contacts), posterior capsular opacity (needing a quick yag capsulotomy laser in the office to clear up the lens in your eye), or, something more serious like a retinal problem. Read more...
See eye doctor. Filmy vision after cataract surgery could be caused by many things. This could be due to posterior capsular opacification, epiretinal membrane, macular degeneration, optic nerve disease, or many other issues. See your eye doctor for further evaluation. Read more...

5 years after cataract surgery. Shld I do something? Anything to worry abt? It's been 2 yrs since my last checkup. Not much changes with vision.

No worries. Cataract surgery at age 15 is very unusual. This is often due to trauma, metabolic diseases such as diabetes, or hereditary factors. As long as you are seeing well, problems late after cataract surgery are uncommon. However, if your cataract was due to trauma or a metabolic condition, then other issues can arise with time that have no symptoms, such as glaucoma. A full eye exam yearly is prudent. Read more...
Yes you must. There could be capsular changes that can be easily managed to improve your vision. Retinal health and pressures should be reviewed too. Read more...
Absolutely yes! There are many silent causes of blindness that can occur months to years after cataract surgery, and you should have annual dilated ophthalmological examinations. You can't be certain that your eyes are healthy just because you think that your vision is unchanged. Read more...

When after cataract surgery before you can see how corrected your vision is?

It depends. Everyone heals a bit differently and not every cataract is the same. Most cataract patients see very well by 1 week after their surgery. Your vision should be fully healed by 3-4 weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery. Read more...
Depends. . I have seen patients with uncomplicated cataract surgery who are visually recovered by the next day. I know of cataract surgeons who give their patients clear shields or even no shields. Vision can be great, but a harder than normal lens, pre-existing eye disease, and surgery complications can result in more prolonged recovery from cataract surgery. As for glasses, it is usually a month or so. Read more...